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Assistant Professor

Counseling and Educational Development

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Email Address: jknilesoref@uncg.edu

Phone: 336.256.0121


  • Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision, William & Mary
  • M.A. School Counseling, Wake Forest University
  • B.S. Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State University

Licensure & Certifications

  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • National Certified School Counselor (NCSC)

Research & Publications

Research Gate

Research areas:

  • School Counseling
  • Contemplative Practices
  • Spirituality
  • Children and Adolescents
  • Positive Psychology.


  • Mullen, P. R., Backer, A., Niles, J. K., & Chae, N. (2023). Preparing school counseling trainees in professional legislative advocacy. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 23(1), 59-71. https://doi.org/10.14434/josotl.v23i1.33257
  • Mullen, P. R., Niles, J., Hinchey, K., Leger, R., & Dorais, S. (2023). School counselors’ career-sustaining behavior preferences. Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory, & Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/15566382.2023.2180612
  • Niles, J. K. (2022). Practice into policy and policy into practice: An interview with Dr. Carol Dahir. Journal of School-Based Counseling Policy and Evaluation. https://doi.org/10.25774/w51x-fd67
  • Niles, J. K., Dukes, A. T., Mullen, P. R., Goode, C. D., & Jensen, S. K. (2022). Experiences of law enforcement officers in an emotional and belief intelligence leadership training: A consensual qualitative report. Journal of Criminal Justice Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/10511253.2022.2131857
  • Bardhoshi, G., Um, B., Niles, J., Li, H., Han, E., Brown, M. (2022). Novice school counselors’ burnout profiles and professional experiences: A mixed methods study. Professional School Counseling. https://doi.org/10.1177/2156759X221126686
  • Dorais, S., Niles, J. K., Dukes, A. T., Colon, M. L., & Gutierrez, D. (2022). Does contemplative pedagogy increase relational well-being? A time series analysis. Counselor Education & Supervision. https://doi.org/10.1002/ceas.12244
  • Mullen, P. R., Niles, J., Dukes, A., & Spargo, A. (2022). An examination of the GPS for SUCCESS program. Preventing School Failure, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1080/1045988X.2022.2048627
  • Niles, J. K., Gutierrez, D., Dukes, A. T., Mullen, P. R., & Goode, C. (2022). Understanding the relationships between personal growth initiative, hope, and abstinence self-efficacy. Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaoc.12099
  • Dukes, A. T., Mullen P. R., Niles, J. K., Gutierrez, D., & Jensen, S. (2021). Role of causality orientations in predicting alcohol use and abstinence self-efficacy. Substance Use & Misuse, 57(2), 222-229. https://doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2021.2002899
  • Mullen, P. R., Chae, N., Backer, A., & Niles, J. (2021). School counselor burnout, job stress, and job satisfaction by student caseload. NASSP Bulletin, 105(1), 25-42. https://doi.org/10.1177/0192636521999828